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They…joined them! Plus: YouTube beats Indian news organizations 65-to-1, and machines can make fake news pretty well, but it can’t detect it.
“Persistent debates about what constitutes ‘fake news’ and distinctions between other types of false information are mostly distracting.” Plus: A guide to covering misinformation without burning your news org or your readers, and a discussion of filter bubbles as not-really-a-thing.
Plus: All those researchers who were supposed to get Facebook disinformation data will have to wait a bit longer.
“When we see a need, we are able to get volunteers. We organize and make it happen, so people feel like they are closer to us.”
When users stop getting news from Facebook, they don’t necessarily start getting it somewhere else.
“She said…‘What you’re describing in the episode is what I’ve lived and what my family has experienced.’ She started sharing her experience. That completely changes the mood, the direction of the conversation.”
Plus: “Newsworthiness” and how politicians are fact-checked on Facebook, and the number of countries with political disinformation campaigns has more than doubled in the past two years.